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Tamworth secondary school to be expanded

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A Tamworth Secondary school will be expanded to accommodate more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has made the decision to expand The Rawlett School, an AET Academy, and increase the school’s capacity from 960 to 1260 places. This means the school will expand by 60 places per year group. Last year, the school undertook a five-week consultation with local people on ...

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Home education system under discussion

Schools should be challenged by Ofsted if too many pupils are leaving the classroom to be home educated to avoid sanctions, says Staffordshire’s education leader. An enquiry found a noticeable increase in the number of parents choosing home education for their child to avoid the risk of prosecution for persistent absenteeism, with anecdotal evidence that some schools were encouraging parents ...

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Staffordshire skills boost revealed as near full employment continues

Staffordshire Means Skilled People

The number of people without qualifications in Staffordshire has been reduced by 50 per cent over the last four years as the county continues to see near full employment. Skills leaders say close working between the county council and local enterprise partnership means that the rate of people gaining qualifications in Staffordshire is now growing faster than it is nationally. ...

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Just one week left to apply for secondary school

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Parents have just over one week left to apply for a secondary school in Staffordshire. Admission applications to secondary schools close on October 31, meaning parents still have time to make that all-important decision on which secondary school their child will attend in September 2019. Last year, 400 parents failed to apply before the deadline, putting them at a potential ...

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First brand new High School for over 25 years opens to pupils

Staffordshire’s first brand new high school for over 25 years has opened to pupils for the first time. The £30 million John Taylor Free School in Tatenhill, Burton, has opened its doors to 210 year 7 (11-year-old) pupils. The school has taken two years to build, and features a specially-built dance studio with a sprung floor, drama studio, outdoor changing ...

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Opening delayed as new school targeted by thieves

Children looking forward to starting the new school year in a brand new primary school have been left disappointed, after thieves stole copper pipes and caused extensive damage to the school’s heating and water systems. Thieves broke into the under-construction Henhurst Primary Academy a few weeks ago, stealing a substantial amount of specially-made copper piping and associated fittings from the ...

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Council job scheme helps 1,000 people

A council job programme helping people get their foot on the career ladder has supported over 1,000 people. Staffordshire County Council’s Open Door programme helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. The programme, introduced ten years ago provides placements with external organisations and within county council departments depending on the ...

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Staffordshire celebrates 15 years of Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Voluntary and community groups from across Staffordshire are celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The honour was created by Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and recognises outstanding voluntary contributions in local communities. To date, 88 groups from Staffordshire have received this annual award with 16 scooping the award ...

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Holy Trinity school expansion approved

A popular Burton primary school will be expanded to accommodate 70 more pupils following approval by the county council’s cabinet. Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School will now be expanded to increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The decision follows a county council consultation with local people ...

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Cabinet to decide on Holy Trinity Expansion

A popular Burton primary school could be expanded to accommodate 70 more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet will decide on whether to expand Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School, and increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The discussion comes after the county council consulted local people on ...

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